Como Connect settling lawsuit and the city will rename the system

As if things couldn’t get anymore worse for Columbia Transit a.k.a. Como Connect. Another change is in store, but this time its the name that is being changed, AGAIN! A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the city of Columbia over a trademark dispute. An electric company based in Tipton, MO called Co-Mo Connect,…

A big change coming for Como Connect?

It looks like another major overhaul at Como Connect is in the planning. After a total revamp of its whole fixed route service and a rebranding back in 2014, now it looks like the “major” changes weren’t so great after all. I’ve covered Como for over a decade and haven’t seen it so bad. Ridership…

Taoyuan Metro finally opens after years of delays

After years of being plagued with delays and extensive testing, the Taoyuan Metro finally opened on March 2nd 2017. It currently consists of 21 stations (A1-A21), which 3 additional stations to be added in the future. With the opening of line it finally gives Taipei Taoyuan International Airport rail connections to the city, arriving at…

I finally see Como Connect’s BYD electric bus

After years of road trips to Columbia and years of criticizing Como Connect‘s lack of good service and problems it has with its route structure, now I finally got to see the BYD K-9 electric bus on fixed route service. Currently Como has five BYDs in their fleet. The buses are obtained on a lease-to-own agreement…

Como Connect the Terrible – Where are the BYD buses?

In Fall 2015, Como Connect became the first transit agency in Missouri to use an all-electric bus. The BYD K-9 all-electric bus is a unique alternative and is gaining popularity across the country. Como has a 40 footer BYD and three 30 footer BYD soon to be entering service in June 2016. The BYD’s battery…

Retro Buses: Peoria Citylink’s 1975 GMC Fishbowl

Operating as Citylink, Greater Peoria Mass Transit District was created in 1970. Before the name Citylink, it was known as GPTransit. Bus number 1206 is a 1975 GMC   model bus with a Detroit Diesel 6V71N engine mated with an Allison V730 transmission. This bus was bought brand new by the Greater Peoria Mass Transit…